About Going Down Swinging

    Going Down Swinging works across platforms to produce high quality publications and events that support writers and artists telling stories worth sharing.

    Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals: publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing special, sold-out live events. We believe in fostering a community of writers and artists dedicated to their craft and the ideas behind it. We encourage the creation of new work, and support this by placing great value on editorial feedback and development for those voices still emerging.

    As a non-profit organisation, any revenue we make goes back towards supporting the artists and arts workers who make GDS possible. You can support us directly via a tax-deductible donation and help us share stories worth telling.




    Co-Editor — Georgia Coldebella

    Georgia Coldebella started at Going Down Swinging in 2018 as an intern and is now Co-Editor. She holds a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing from the University of Melbourne, where she focused on genre fiction and queer retellings of traditional stories. You can find her words at Going Down Swinging, Antithesis, Seizure, and elsewhere on the internet.


    Co-Editor — Hollen Singleton

    Hollen started at GDS as an intern in 2018. 

    They’re a writer and RMIT PhD candidate. In 2021, they were the runner-up in the Peter Carey Short Story Prize. In 2020, they received a Highly Commended in the Rachel Funari Fiction Prize. 

    They’re originally from rural NSW.

    Associate Editor — Wai-Mun Mah

    Wai-Mun Mah started at Going Down Swinging in 2019 as an editorial intern, spent time as Marketing Manager and is now Associate Editor. Her responsibilities include building out the journal’s community, and revolutionising overall product. In their time with the organisation they have spearheaded a number of community-based marketing initiatives, such as GDS Reads. 

    They hold a Master of Writing and Publishing from RMIT. 

    Online Editor — Sophie Tegan Gardiner

    Sophie Tegan Gardiner is a writer and Angelina Jolie devotee originally from Aotearoa. Their work has previously been published in Going Down Swinging, Starling, Voiceworks and the Bowen Street Press Review among others, and online at Meanjin. They started at GDS as an editorial intern in 2021, and are currently working on their debut novel: a horny, queer coming-of-age set on a cruise ship.

    Marketing Manager — Mason Wood

    Mason is an emerging writer and communications worker originally from Perth. He started at Going Down Swinging as marketing intern in 2021. His work has been published in Voiceworks. He writes about popular culture, dating and sex.

    Online Editor — Helena Pantsis

    Helena (she/they) is an online editor, writer and artist from Naarm, Australia with a fond appreciation for the gritty, the dark, and the experimental. Her works have been published in Overland, Island, Going Down Swinging, and Meanjin.